GraphicAudio will be producing dramatic audio editions (abridged audio with a full cast, sound effects, and music) of David Barnett’s Gideon Smith steampunk trilogy, having acquired rights from Tor US. They have previously acquired rights to Brandon Sanderson’s Mistborn trilogy.
Claire Eddy, Senior Editor at Tor Books in New York, acquired World English Language rights deal for the books in 2011. The agent was John Jarrold. The first book, GIDEON SMITH AND THE MECHANICAL GIRL, was released by Tor (and by Snowbooks in the UK) in September 2013 to good sales and reviews. The sequel, GIDEON SMITH AND THE BRASS DRAGON, will follow in September 2014.
David Barnett is an author and award-winning journalist. He was born in Wigan in 1970 and has worked in regional newspapers since he was 19 years old. He is currently Assistant Editor (Content) at the Telegraph & Argus in Bradford, West Yorkshire, following a 24 year career in newspapers, predominantly as a writer/editorial manager for regional newspapers but which has also included work for publications as diverse as the Daily Star and the Guardian Online. He is the author of three published novels, HINTERLAND (2005) and ANGELGLASS (2007 – described by the Guardian as “stunning”), both published by Immanion Press, and popCULT! (2011), Pendragon Press. In 2009 Immanion Press brought out a collection comprising a novella and 13 short stories, THE JANUS HOUSE AND OTHER TWO-FACED TALES. He is married to Claire, also an award-winning journalist, and they have two children, Charlie and Alice.